November 18, 2016

The Resistance? This is how it's done. WDIO-ABC Duluth:

A couple dozen Duluth East High School students took it upon themselves to fight ... racism by wearing a hijab on Wednesday.

"We want to stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends who are maybe experiencing hard times right now and feeling unwelcome," said senior Andrea Hitz.

Rana Imtiaz organized the event because she says she is one of those people.

"I don't even know how to describe what it feels like to know that because of the color of my skin and the religion that I choose to follow, people will discriminate against me and feel hate against me," Imtiaz said. "It's so awful. It's a terrible feeling."

The brave senior recently asked her classmates to step outside of the box and into her shoes. They responded in full force.

"After the election, I know I, as a white woman, was feeling unsupported," Hitz added. "When I came to school and my friend who is so kind, so incredibly intelligent and such a huge part of our community felt like she was unwelcome, that really cut me to the core."

"I just hope now that people will unite together," Imtiaz said." We can do something to change this."

"This won't be the reality of America."

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